Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story, “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” is about a utopian community whose happiness depends on the suffering of one child. Every year, the community is informed of the child — and every year, while the rest of the community is able to come to terms with the atrocity, some members leave the utopia.
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With a tough five-set victory over No. 6 UC-Irvine on Saturday, the No. 3 Stanford men's volleyball team extended its winning streak to 12 matches and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Women's water polo consolidated its top rank in the country and extended its winning streak over rival Cal to 37 matches with a 9-6 victory on Saturday.
We can be happy here even if we aren’t perfect. But though we have to recognize this truth in order to understand the University for what it is, such a truth cannot be our final goal. That sentiment veers towards the complacency of indifference. And indifference is a far more insidious redefinition of who we are and what we seek to be.
Kristian Davis Bailey
Two weeks ago, Stanford Israel Alliance co-hosted a screening of “Out in the Dark” with the Queer Straight Alliance. Having watched the film and its portrayal of a star-crossed relationship between a gay Palestinian resident of the West Bank and a gay Jewish Israeli and having spent a month in the West Bank primarily with queer Palestinians, the film felt both compelling and violent. What was compelling was the simple human desire to love and be loved, and watching a couple attempt to fight the structural barriers conspiring against them.
Noemi Berkowitz '16, director of this year’s annual production of “The Vagina Monologues,” says she has grown accustomed to the word “vagina.”
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